Medical ID Jewelry
Wearing a medical ID offers you and your loved ones peace of mind.
Important information on medical conditions, drug and food allergies, prescribed medicines and emergency contacts can be engraved onto the surface of a medical identification jewelry piece. Medical IDs are recommended by physicians and healthcare organizations throughout the world.
Why are medical IDs critical?
Perhaps your doctor, nurse or pharmacist advised you to obtain and always wear a medical alert emergency ID.
Why is it important?
- In an emergency, when you might not be able to speak for yourself, a medical ID bracelet or necklace speaks for you.
- Symptoms of common ailments can easily be misdiagnosed. Prompt diagnosis is critical to effective treatment. A brief description of vital medical facts engraved on your medical ID ensures appropriate and timely medical care.
- According to a published study, half of all medical errors occur because of mistakes made upon admission or discharge from the hospital. Wearing a medical ID protects against potentially harmful medical errors.
- More than 95 percent of emergency responders look for a medical ID; more than 75 percent check for a medical ID immediately upon assessing the patient. If you're wearing a medical ID, it won't be missed.
- Medical IDs can eliminate trips to the hospital, reduce unnecessary hospital admissions and prevent minor emergencies from becoming major ones. Medical IDs save lives! One day, a medical ID may save you.
Who should wear a medical ID?
If you have ongoing medical conditions, drug or food allergies, or are taking multiple medicines, you should wear a medical alert ID. An engraved medical ID bracelet or necklace presenting a concise overview of your conditions, allergies and medicines will alert a doctor or medic before starting treatment. Informing medical personnel about your unique medical conditions and needs will greatly aid pre-hospital care.
Below is a partial list of ailments or persons who should wear a medical ID:
- Heart disease (angina, atrial fibrillation, pacemakers)
- Blood thinners/anticoagulants and (Coumadin/Warfarin) even aspirin
- Drug allergies (such as Penicillin)
- Food allergies (such as peanut)
- Insect allergies (such as bee stings)
- Alzheimer's/Dementia/Memory impairment
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Bariatric surgery patients
- Blood disorders
- Breathing disorders
- Cerebral Palsy
- Clinical trial patients
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Epilepsy, seizures
- Hearing, sight or mentally impaired
- Kidney failure
- Mental health patients
- Multiple medications
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson's Disease
- People taking multiple medications
- Rare diseases
- Special needs children
- Stroke risk
- Surgery, transplant or cancer patients
- Tourette Syndrome
These medical ailments demand a medical ID. If you're unsure whether you need to wear a medical ID tag, consult your physician or pharmacist.
Medical IDs are also recommended for family caregivers, in case they are ever in an accident, to ensure their loved one can get the care they need.
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